For accepted Sustainable Places 2017 contributors:

CONTRIBUTION SUBMISSION TIMELINE (being confirmed, authors will receive notifications)

  • Presentations, conference papers, and posters submission: 15 June 2017
  • SP2017 symposium: 28-29 June 2017
  • SP2017 pilot site visit dates: 30 June 2017
  • Invitations to extend papers for the Special Issue sent to authors: 1 July 2017
  • Special issue extended full paper submission deadline: 31 July 2017
  • Peer-review refereeing process: 1 – 31 August 2017
  • Notification of review results for the special issue manuscripts: 31 August 2017
  • Revise and resubmit process: 1-31 September 2017
  • Final camera-ready paper submissions deadline: 1 October 2017
  • Tentative special issue publication date: October/November 2017

Buildings journal Special Issue editorial requirements (5 chosen papers can not also publish abstracts in Proceedings Journal, papers to be chosen following a peer-review)

  1. The paper should be expanded to the size of a research article;
  2. The conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper;
  3. Authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper;
  4. There should be expansions in the result and discussion parts and the overlap between the expanded full paper and the abstract should be lower than 50% *.
  5. Accepted papers for the SI cannot have abstracts published in the Proceedings


  • Accepted abstracts of all types (workshops, posters, presentations, and papers) can extend their abstracts for inclusion into the SP2017 paper proceedings published by MDPI during the summer
  • All extended abstracts (and workshop reports) should be a maximum of 4 A4 pages long, and contain info for all co-authors, to be sent by email to ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM no later than 15th July 2017
  • A standard reference format is required, please follow MDPI’s house style found here:


  • All PPTs/PDFs must contain the SP2017 logo used in a visible fashion. The file can be downloaded here:
  • All poster, paper, and presentation authors must deliver the PPT or PDF file of their intended presentation to ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM by 15th June
  • Please also bring a USB stick with the same file to the venue to be uploaded 10 minutes prior to the session commencement on the computer located in the room of your presentation.


  • Conference papers should use the Buildings journal template and be sent to ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM by 15 June. The specifics are found at this link:
  • Selected conference paper authors will be notified of invitation to extend their work for potential inclusion into the Buildings Special Issue by 1st July
  • All extended full papers are due by email before 31 July 2017, please send them to ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM to referee the peer-review during August
  • Following the peer-review conducted during August, papers that will be published in the Buildings Special Issue have the month of September to revise and resubmit their final camera-ready papers by email to ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM

Additional questions or concerns should be emailed to: ZIA[.]LENNARD[@]R2MSOLUTION[.]COM